One of the most popular solutions for any commercial roofing or industrial roofing system, is a single ply roofing membrane, which is essentially a cost effective roof overlay material, used to provide a long-term watertight solution for existing flat roofing systems.
This type of roofing solution is available in PVC, TPO, EPDM and elastomeric felt. And in terms of installation, it can be mechanically fixed, torch applied or adhered. It actually consists of flexible sheets of synthetic polymer, which roofing contractors can divide up into two main groups, thermoplastics and synthetic rubber.
It’s an extremely flexible and widely used roofing solution, that’s been used in a wide variety of installations over the decades. And no matter the type of material you wish to use, there’s plenty of benefits that come with a single ply roofing membrane.
A single ply roof membrane is very durable, and resistant to tears and punctures, while being incredibly lightweight. When it’s applied with a hot air weld, it also gives the roofing system added protection against various weather conditions and extreme temperatures.
It’s resistant to the elements
As mentioned, thanks to its durable qualities, a single ply roof membrane is generally completely resistant to damaging ultraviolet light. UV resistance is basically a fundamental requirement for any roofing material, so this solution can be an ideal option. Plus, it’s also not affected by by any build up of potentially harmful micro-organisms.
It offers protection from chemicals
There are always certain areas on an industrial roofing or commercial roofing system that can be exposed to potentially harmful chemicals. Thankfully, by applying a single ply roof membrane, building owners can rest assured knowing their roof is fully protected against damaging chemicals, such as acidic rainfall, or spills etc.
It’s fire retardant
Of course, every single owner of a commercial or industrial building is always concerned about the fire safety of their employees, visitors or customers. Making this roofing solution an even more effective choice, due to the fact that its composition not only makes it extremely fire retardant, but also self-extinguishing too.
This roofing solution is considerably more environmentally friendly than other alternative roofing materials, in its production and longevity. Plus it has the ability to be fully recycled as well. The most eco-friendly variation currently available, it said to be Thermoplastic Polyethylene (TPE).
The cost of applying single ply roofing membrane can vary depending on the exact type of material you choose. But it’s always advisable that you seek the help of professionally trained commercial roofing and industrial roofing contractors. As they will be able to provide you with more detailed information on the options available to you, along with the installation process and costs involved.